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Perfect Partner

The perfect man eats meat, drives an Audi and phones his mum twice a week, a poll of women recently revealed.  The ideal fella also drinks lager or beer, not wine or spirits, and earns a comfortable £48,000 a year. He will also be six feet tall, have short dark hair and smart dress sense – similar to that of U.S X-Factor host Steve Jones.

Junk Food Granny

Junk Food

Millions of mums fear sending their children to nan and granddad’s for tea – because they’ll be fed junk food, biscuits and sweets.  Researchers found around one in four mums have thought twice about allowing their kids to visit their grandparents due to concerns over the food they will consume whilst there.

Lick the stamp price rise - Buy stamps now and smash the price rise for years ahead

The price of stamps is likely to rocket after Ofcom today said it’s allowing Royal Mail to set its own prices for first class stamps. Some predict doomsday prices as high as 70p from 46p. Currently 36p, second class will still be controlled, but are allowed to rise as high as 55p.

The NSPCC needs your help to protect babies from harm

Babies are more likely to suffer neglect and abuse and are eight times more likely to be killed than children of any other age. The NSPCC’s All babies count campaign aims to protect babies by calling on UK Governments to make more services available to parents who need help caring for their baby.

Traditional skills are dying out

Traditional household skills – like making pastry and sewing buttons are dying out – because modern mums are too busy to learn them.  Researchers found millions of mothers struggle with a string of skills their own mums would have carried out with ease.   Knitting, baking cakes, making jam and altering clothes also made the list of tasks that many mums just don’t know how to do.

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